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Top seven things to do around Canberra this weekend (24-26 June)

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

This weekend you can watch the country’s best hoofers strut their stuff, have a chuckle listening to some of the finest comic talents to tour the land or show off your knowledge of all things Dr Who. ALL WEEKEND 2016 DanceSport Australia National Championship When Friday 6-10pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-10pm | Where AIS Arena, Leverrier Crescent, Bruce It used to [...]

Ask RiotACT: Should school bus travel be free?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Can someone please enlighten me as to why school bus travel is not free in the ACT? A colleague who resides in Qbn and was born in Sydney informs me she never paid for bus travel to and from school in Sydney – and her son gets free daily bus travel each day from Qbn [...]

White Ribbon Ambassadors event

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Mick Gentleman will tonight (Wednesday) host the White Ribbon ambassador event at the ACT Legislative Assembly. The member for Brindabella said: “I have been working with the Canberra community as an Ambassador since 2004, and it is a great honour to be able to host this White Ribbon Ambassadors event to raise awareness for such a worthwhile [...]

Federal agency for Gungahlin if we win: Seselja

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A yet-to-be named Federal Government agency will move to the Gungahlin Town Centre if the Turnbull Coalition Government is re-elected, ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja has announced. The agency chosen to be the first to operate from Gungahlin was likely to be one currently based in the Parliamentary area to avoid impacting on other town [...]

Reid man caught with knife, steel post in Dickson after tip-off

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 25-year-old Reid man who was found with a knife and a steel bar in Dickson will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning on six charges after a member of the public tipped police off. About 3.50pm yesterday, police attended Dickson Place shopping complex in response to a report of two men acting suspiciously. On arrival, [...]

Ask RiotACT: Call for mortgage payments to become tax deductible?

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

What do you think would be the impact of a system that allowed personal tax deductions for people who are paying off an owner-occupier mortgage? This idea would: benefit everyone that is wanting to pay off the mortgage on their first home; make the dream of home ownership more possible as the percentage of a persons’ wages that [...]

Taikoz performs Chi Udaka: A feast for senses

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 15 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; 15 July 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Following its critically acclaimed world premiere at the 2014 Sydney Festival, Taikoz will be touring their cross-cultural masterpiece Chi Udaka nationally, including the Canberra...Show More Summary

Dickson trees declared worth saving

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Any tree is worth saving. Any group of trees is always worth fighting for. But I also acknowledge that when absolutely necessary any tree can be replaced. Decisions about our trees should not be about individual trees but more about the long-term number of trees that form Canberra’s famous urban forest. I have long argued that if [...]

Friday bin collection moved to weekend

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Friday’s household rubbish collection and recycling services will be disrupted due to planned industrial action by Transport Workers Union drivers employed by contractor SUEZ. Residents in affected suburbs are requested to leave their...Show More Summary

Police training exercise in Bruce

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Police will conduct a training exercise at the Canberra Institute of Technology in Bruce on Wednesday and Thursday. The exercise will involve uniformed police members and diverse police capabilities. During the exercise, areas of the campus and surrounds will be closed to the public. Road blocks will be in place along Purdie Street, Bruce, restricting traffic between Battye [...]

Do you whistle while you work?

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Are you like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Happy in your work? Do you burst into song to help you set the pace? Given that adults spend about half their waking hours at the coalface, enjoying our time in the workplace, feeling enriched and rewarded, is critical to our overall health and peace of mind. Several Canberra workplaces that [...]

Christian Lobby to host ACT senate candidates tonight

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Australian Christian Lobby reckons next week’s Federal election is the most important in a generation because “redefining marriage will … threaten many of our most fundamental freedoms”, so it’ll be interesting to see how their members interact with some of our would-be leaders at their Meet the Candidates forum tonight. The Deakin-based organisation describes itself [...]

Free screening of ‘Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine’ tomorrow night

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 21 June 2016 at 5:30 pm; ] I know this is late notice but maybe some will see it in time. A MESSAGE FROM THE US EMBASSY For Pride Month (increasingly meaningful with the horror of last week), the US embassy is screening 'Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine' at the National Library on June 21. You can register here: Here is an excerpt [...]

Let’s extend 100m rule to booths at Federal poll

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

One third of voters will pre-poll for the July 2 Federal election, we are told. Not all of this high number will be out of town on the day. Many are doing so for convenience. They have better things to do with their time on the Saturday: shopping, sport, children’s sport or whatever. Leaving [...]

Ask RiotACT: Canberra’s most walkable suburbs?

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My husband and I are looking to buy in Canberra. We are hoping to find a >1000 sq meter block that offers views. We would either buy a house or build one on an empty lot. Budget is flexible. Since we have dogs which require a great deal of walking I’m wondering which Canberra suburbs are best for this [...]

Best of Canberra Callout: Café strips

I love the way that Canberra has distinct neighbourhood business districts—there’s a sense that everyone has a little section of shops nearby and their own local cafés and bars. But often we only know our closest ones best. Why not take the time to explore a part of the city you don’t often get to? [...]

Uber pick-ups from Canberra Airport back on track

After three months of difficulties booking Uber pick-ups at Canberra Airport, the ride-sharing service has today announced the issue is resolved and passengers can open the app, request a ride and meet their driver at the Express Pickup Area. In March, Uber users found that it was not possible to call an Uber to collect them [...]

Evacuated staff return to Greenway building

Workers have returned to a Greenway office building evacuated earlier this morning after an emergency services staff investigation into the cause of a smoke smell found nothing. ACT Fire & Rescue worked with electricians on the investigation but were unable to determine the cause of the smell of smoke. Firefighters had earlier evacuated approximately 30 people as [...]

When ex-military politicians use the uniform to campaign

There was a good article in The Canberra Times from John Warhurst late last week on the use of defence uniforms as part of political campaigns. It’s worth a read. I’m at a bit of a loss as to why the whole issue is such a big deal. I agree with some of the commentators who have [...]

One number still valid on Senate ballot paper

Given the advertising starting this weekend on the new rules for voting for the Senate, the Australian Electoral Commission is keeping very quiet on the fact you can still just number one box above the line and your vote is still valid and will get counted.  It’s called the Savings Provision and in a nutshell [...]

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